When the Mayor asks for more details about Claire to use in his speech, Ill recalls that she once threw rocks at police arresting a vagabond and, another time, stole potatoes to give to a widow.
As the story begins, the anonymous narrator tells of his recent trip from his home in New York City to East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania to deliver a lecture. The university is a short distance from Tobyhanna, where he lived as a boy; on an impulse, he drives the extra miles to visit the town.
The year that the narrator and his family lived in Tobyhanna was a time of frustration for his parents. His father drank heavily, womanized, and lied to his wife about how he spent his evenings.
As his drinking increased and he spent more time away from home, he became increasingly violent. As the adult narrator arrives in Tobyhanna, he pulls up to the bar on the main street and goes inside.
The smell, look, dampness, and dirty feel of the place are so unchanged that reentering it makes the narrator recall a visit that he, his father, and his brother made there thirty-four years earlier.
The locals gathered in the bar in remind him of those present on that distant Saturday—his father and his cronies and a woman with red lipstick to whom his father gave his complete attention.
The bartender asks the adult narrator if he wants another beer; this abruptly pulls the story forward into the more recent past. The narrator declines and leaves.
When he is back in his car, his story again goes back in time, and he is a young boy riding home from the bar with his father and brother. The entire section is words. Unlock This Study Guide Now Start your hour free trial to unlock this 4-page The Visitor study guide and get instant access to the following:Start your hour free trial to unlock this 4-page The Visitor study guide and get instant access to the following: Summary; Themes; Analysis; You'll also get access to more than 30, additional guides and , Homework Help .
Complete summary of Russell Banks' The Visitor. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Visitor. The Visitor as a whole suffers from a degree of wishful thinking. The drama is weakened as a result and becomes somewhat predictable at certain moments.
The drama is weakened as a result and becomes somewhat predictable at certain moments. That The Visitor leaves us with significant questions is an achievement of art, and a compliment to our intelligence.
It is not simply a work that entertains our eyes and our . An Analysis of Visitor Circulation: Movement Patterns and the General Value Principle Stephen Bitgood Stephen Bitgood ([email protected]) Professor of Psychology at Jacksonville State. That The Visitor leaves us with significant questions is an achievement of art, and a compliment to our intelligence.
In Tom McCarthy’s The Visitor, the life of a widowed economics professor merely going through the motions intersects with those of several undocumented immigrants in New York City. 2 large, moving objects, and, if they are attractive and/or interesting, we approach them. In addition, we are more likely to attend to objects that are associated with high-interest topics than low-interest ones. The Visitor is a American drama film written and directed by Tom McCarthy and produced by Michael London and Mary Jane Skalski. Executive producers were Jeff Skoll and Omar Amanat.
It is not simply a work that entertains our eyes and our nerves, as is much of what Hollywood produces.